Drive

A Novel

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Publisher Description

"A PERFECT PIECE OF NOIR FICTION" NEW YORK TIMES * NAMED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Drive is full of sly humor, poetic details and plenty of rude violence...The novel is a terrific ride." Los Angeles Times

I drive. That's what I do. All I do.

Originally written in 2005, Drive by James Sallis is the inspiration for the iconic 2011 film starring Ryan Gosling in the role of the man known only as 'Driver', a Hollywood stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night.

The gritty back streets of Los Angeles are the backdrop for what the New York Times calls "a perfect piece of noir fiction" in which the Driver is double-crossed in a burglary gone horribly wrong.

This beautiful new edition introduces a noir classic to a new generation of readers, featuring added materials, including a reading group guide and author Q&A.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Sourcebooks
SELLER
Sourcebooks, Inc.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Would_You_Kindly ,

Excellent, if brief, neo-noir

This is a brilliant book that really mastered the art of switching time periods (once you get used to it). Characters have logical motivations and are well developed. The story hooks you in pretty early but knows when to slow down and speed up again. It’s engaging throughout and doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. The action/violent sequences are written beautifully, giving clear and vivid imagery without getting creepy with it. Would recommend.

TLDR:
It’s short, sweet, and without filler. My new personal favorite book.

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